1.2.j: Increase percentage of K12 students who score proficient or better on statewide exams by 2% per year by 2018

4th Grade ELA Subgroups

7th Grade Math Subgroups

8th Grade Science Subgroups

Data source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Report Card

Click here to view the archived report that contains data from 2010-11 to 2013-14 before the proficiency assessment was changed to Smarter Balanced.

Why is this a priority?

State learning standards in English, language, arts (ELA), math and science are designed to ensure students achieve the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in subsequent grades and after graduation.

How are we doing?

This measure was recalibrated due to the new performance assessment. The data for 2014-15 is now the baseline for the target increase.

  • 2015 ELA 4th grade = 54.6% met standard
  • 2015 Math 7th grade = 48% met standard
  • Science 8th grade = 60.7% met standard

What are we working on?

  • Implementation of new state learning standards (Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and English Language Development Standards)
  • Focusing Title 1 and Learning Assistance Program efforts on implementation of research-based best practice
  • Providing technical assistance to schools identified as needing to focus on the needs of special populations, most particularly students who receive special education or English language support

How can you help?

Encourage your legislator to fully fund education. Parents can talk with their child’s teacher and school staff about testing expectations and what parents can do to assist their child in earning proficient scores.

Prepared by: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)